Indonesian handcrafters display at craft centre

An Indonesian handicraft masterpiece An Indonesian handicraft work of art

Presenting various products from members of the Association of Exporters and Producers of Indonesian Handicraft in West Java, the exhibit likewise marks 3 years of relationship in between Namibia and Indonesia.

“In May 2021, Indonesia and Namibia celebrated 30 years of diplomatic relations,” states the ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Wisnu Edi Pratignyo.

“The exhibition is an event to introduce and promote Indonesian SME products to the Namibian community as well as to build a network between Indonesian and Namibian SMEs. The purpose of the exhibition is also to build cooperation in capacity building among SMEs of both countries.”

To this end, in addition to the clothes, jewellery, leather items and other crafts on screen, sale and offered to purchase wholesale, the embassy will be hosting an Indonesian batik handwriting workshop on 6 July.

“The embassy invites Namibian handcrafters, including those from the Namibia Craft Centre, to participate. In accordance with the government of Namibia’s regulations on public health related to coronavirus, the number of participants will be limited. Therefore, Namibian handcrafters should contact the embassy of Indonesia to secure their place in the workshop.”

Pratignyo states the objective of this workshop is to present Indonesian batik utilizing native Namibian products so individuals can establish their own Namibian design.

The exhibit and the workshop are an action to the continuous coronavirus pandemic, which has actually seen handcrafters and SMEs in both nations deal with extreme financial challenge.

“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, SMEs face restrictions on travelling and promoting their products in the global market,” states Pratignyo.

“Through the exhibition, the embassy expects that Namibians and relevant institutions in Namibia will have a better understanding of Indonesia’s great potential to produce export-quality handicrafts. Furthermore, the embassy expects to explore the possibility of cooperation with relevant institutions to develop SMEs.”

Indonesia’s SME promo exhibit, which began on 28 May at the Namibia Craft Centre’s Omba Gallery, ends on 10 June.

The display likewise consists of marketing videos highlighting Indonesia as a traveler location endowed with unbelievable landscapes, thrilling sport and experience travel, abundant cultures and first-rate coffee.

Indonesian handcrafters display at craft centre